Soaring Antisemitism in US Started with UN Bashing Israel, Envoy Says
Israel’s Special Envoy for Combating Antisemitism Michal Cotler-Wunsh told American media in a wide-ranging interview about the world’s oldest hatred that the modern proliferation of antisemitism in the U.S. has its origins in an anti-Israel United Nations resolution from 1975.
“We have to understand that the US is experiencing such massive growth in antisemitism, and we see not only the antisemitism that fueled the atrocities of 10/7 but those that actually fueled the responses to the atrocities of 10/7 across North American campuses, on the streets and online. It is part of a decades-long process,” she said.
According to the Israeli envoy, “The world before 10/7 and the world after it, like 9/11, cannot continue as if nothing happened. I would say the strain of antisemitism that is anti-Zionism, the negation of Israel’s very right to exist across North America … began with the 1975 Zionism is racism resolution. Soviet propaganda passed at the U.N. has become mainstream across North American campuses in the name of progress.”
Cotler-Wunsh continued, “The U.N. bears tremendous responsibility. And if I would add to that, the post-atrocities of 10/7, the fact that no U.N. body has condemned unequivocally not the rape, not the bludgeoning, not the mutilation, not the abduction of thousands of civilians, undermining its own mandate.”
When asked what can be done to fight the mushrooming forces of antisemitism, she said, “The only way to begin to identify and combat it is, of course, to define it. And we have the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition, a working definition that is the result of a long democratic process.” According to the Israeli envoy, the IHRA definition identifies “The dehumanization, the delegitimization and the double standards applied again” to Israel. (FN / VFI News)
“Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal.” - Psalm 69:4